Red Star Over China: The Classic Account of the Birth of Chinese Communism

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Pgw, 1968 - History - 543 pages
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The first Westerner to meet Mao Tse-tung and the Chinese Communist leaders in 1936, Edgar Snow came away with the first authorized account of Mao’s life, as well as a history of the famous Long March and the men and women who were responsible for the Chinese revolution. Out of that experience came Red Star Over China, a classic work that remains one of the most important books ever written about the birth of the Communist movement in China. This edition includes extensive notes on military and political developments in China, further interviews with Mao Tse-tung, a chronology covering 125 years of Chinese revolution, and nearly a hundred detailed biographies of the men and women who were instrumental in making China what it is today.

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Review: Red Star over China: The Classic Account of the Birth of Chinese Communism

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By Katrina Hamlin The portrait of Mao Zedong watches over Beijing's Tiananmen Square, but it's still impossible to know the man behind the myth. Nearly four decades after his death, China's modern ... Read full review

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While Edgar Snow was no doubt a decent writer, Red Star Over China is far from a "first-rate" piece of journalism as possible. The mere fact that Edgar Snow sent in his transcripts and interviews to ... Read full review

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